Hengistbury Head beach, Christchurch, Dorset
  • About Us

    Hengistbury Head Beach Info

    Hengistbury Head is a headland jutting into the English Channel between Bournemouth and Christchurch, at the end is a spit that creates the narrow entrance to Christchurch Harbour.

    Hengistbury Head beach is a pebble beach below the imposing clay and ironstone cliffs, with the Hengistbury Head Nature Reserve separates Poole Bay and Christchurch Bay and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).

    Not so much a beach holiday location but a good place to explore and go for walks along gravel paths throughout the nature reserve.

    Facilities include pay and display car park, toilets, cafe and the Hengistbury Head Centre.

    We have no current information on dog restrictions for Hengistbury Head Beach.

    Why not check other beaches nearby as we have 7 beaches around Christchurch, 56 beaches in Dorset, or check our list of Dorset Dog Friendly Beaches.

  • Water Quality

    Hengistbury Head Beach Bathing Water Quality

    Water samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
    • Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
    • Good: generally good water quality
    • Sufficient: meets minimum standards
    • Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
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  • Weather

    Hengistbury Head Beach 7-day Weather Forecast

    Light rain throughout the week, with temperatures peaking at 11°C on Tuesday.

    Today's Forecast
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       82%  94%   4 mph
      6:01 am    6:27 pm
    Sunday, Mar 25th
     Mostly cloudy until evening.
       29%  65%   10 mph
      6:59 am    7:28 pm

    Monday, Mar 26th
     Mostly cloudy starting in the evening.
       18%  14%   6 mph
      6:57 am    7:30 pm
    Tuesday, Mar 27th
     Rain and breezy in the morning.
       79%  97%   13 mph
      6:55 am    7:31 pm

    Wednesday, Mar 28th
     Light rain in the afternoon.
       39%  56%   10 mph
      6:52 am    7:33 pm
    Thursday, Mar 29th
     Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       15%  50%   7 mph
      6:50 am    7:35 pm

    Friday, Mar 30th
     Light rain in the afternoon and breezy starting in the evening.
       55%  75%   19 mph
      6:48 am    7:36 pm
    Saturday, Mar 31st
     Breezy in the morning and mostly cloudy throughout the day.
       50%  60%   16 mph
      6:46 am    7:38 pm

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